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  • JVS scholarships encourage college students to give back

    July 23, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    Max Goldstein was 15 years old when he hopped on a plane to Caracas, Venezuela, to spend his sophomore year of high school as an exchange student. He had never left the country before, nor had he been away from home for an extended period of time. 

    While he was growing up,...

  • Thrifty Parenting, Part 2, Educating Your Child

    By Annie Korzen

    August 17, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    THE BIG E
    If we want our kids to have secure financial futures, we have to pay the price of educating them. The more nerdy they are as teenagers, the more successful they’ll be later on.  Brains earn bucks, and nobody knows this better than poor immigrants.  I grew up in a...

  • HIAS distributes scholarships to 139 immigrants

    June 30, 2011 | 11:07 am

    HIAS is distributing $330,000 in scholarships to 139 immigrants in the United States and Israel.

    The scholarships will help fund higher education for the immigrants. Sixty of the recipients live in the United States.

    The HIAS Scholars program helps the recipients with their...

  • Israel study program providing seed money for U.S. colleges

    September 16, 2010 | 11:53 am

    The MASA study-in-Israel initiative is giving eight U.S. colleges or systems a total of $400,000 over the next two years.

    MASA will give $50,000 each to Arizona State University, Barnard College, Case Western Reserve University, Michigan State University, the New Jersey state...

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  • Scholarships help keep middle-income kids in Jewish schools

    By Julie G Fax

    December 18, 2008 | 2:11 am

    Amid the cascade of bad economic news of the past few months, five Jewish high schools in Los Angeles received some good news last week.

    The Jim Joseph Foundation, based in San Francisco, awarded the Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles a...

  • Walking for the ages; Scholarships for immigrants

    By Lilly Fowler

    December 11, 2008 | 12:05 am

    Walk Raises Funds for Jewish Home

    The eighth annual Wells Fargo Walk of Ages attracted nearly 1,000 participants and raised approximately $500,000 for Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, the largest single-source provider of senior housing in the city.

    The walk, held on Sunday,...

  • $10 million in scholarships helps day school flourish

    October 31, 2008 | 6:07 pm

    The start of the new academic year at Irvine's Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School (TVT) ushered in what could be a new era in its outreach to Orange County's Jewish community. This fall, administrators began disbursing the first installment of a $10 million gift from an anonymous...
  • Briefs: Jewish educators award scholarships, State accredits Jewish teacher training

    June 5, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Jewish Educators Award Scholarships

    Nine students from Los Angeles Unified School District schools each received a $2,000 scholarship from the Association of Jewish Educators (AJE), a group of Jewish teachers and administrators at Los Angeles public schools.

    At a May 18 brunch, the...

  • Briefs: Scholarships memorialize fallen Israeli troops, Prizant and Federation settle suit, Teriton residents block evictions

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Scholarships Memorialize Israel Soldiers

    When Los Angeles businessman Younes Nazarian donated 119 scholarships to the University of Haifa to commemorate the same number of Israeli soldiers killed during last year's Lebanon War, he attached a personal stipulation to the gift.

    He asked...

  • Education Giant Simha Lainer, 100

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Simha Lainer
    Simha Lainer, a diminutive centenarian who cut a towering figure in Jewish education in Los Angeles, died Tuesday, Aug. 8. He was 100.

    "He was a giant," said Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) Executive Director Gil Graff. "What he did was singularly remarkable: he established...

  • Even Utopia Has a Price Tag

    By Lea Lion

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Late in the summer of 1987, my parents shipped me off to the Cleveland Jewish Community Center's cleverly named Camp Wise. It was August, the weather was hot, and the little village of wooden cabins with tent flaps for walls was a welcome change from the air-conditioned houses of the...

  • The Circuit

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Kadima Kudos

    Kadima Hebrew Academy honored its past and its future at an April gala celebrating the school's 35th anniversary. Rabbi Elijah and Penina Schochet, the school's founders, were honored alongside Dorit and Shawn Evanheim, the benefactors who enabled the school to purchase...

  • Center Aids Iranians in Need of Help

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    After only a few months in Los Angeles, Shirley N., a 30-year-old Jewish immigrant from Iran, almost returned to her homeland because of financial difficulties.

    "I was down, I was broke, I didn't have anyone here, and I was also worried about my family in Iran," Shirley said. "I...

  • With Camperships for All

    By David Finnigan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    They are not scholarships but "camperships" in Jewish summer camp parlance. Of the 1,000 campers expected soon at Malibu's Camp JCA Shalom, which is supported by JCCGLA, about 200 parents applied for camperships.

    "It's amazing, in the past few years, the income level of people who...

  • Walking the Walk for Heritage Pointe

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Setting a contemporary example for the ancient value of "l'dor v'dor" (from generation to generation), supporters of Heritage Pointe will walk through Irvine May 31 in a communitywide 5K walk to raise money for the county's only Jewish retirement home.

    "My goal is to help keep this...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Chaverim Simcha

    Four members of Chaverim, a social program for adults with developmental disabilities celebrated their bar/bat mitzvahs at Valley Beth Shalom. Karen Cook, Cindi Rothstein, Ron Corn and Stephen Wise didn't have the opportunity to partake in the Jewish ritual at the...

  • Time for Something Sweet

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Platters of apple slivers prepared for dunking in honey are a holiday ritual symbolizing hope for a sweet New Year.

    The Jewish Federation of Orange County is on its way to starting another New Year tradition by again urging residents to buy Israeli-made honey for their own Rosh...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Justice Seekers

    Bet Tzedek's sixth annual Justice Ball has always been a popular affair for Los Angeles' young professionals. But this year, add "swanky" to the fundraiser's list of superlatives.

    Justice Ball 2002 was held at the recently renovated and reopened...

  • Survivor: Malibu

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Forget the South Pacific, the Australian Outback and Africa -- if you want to see a real survivor, look no further than in your own backyard.

    Despite the well-chronicled hardships of its parent organization, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), Malibu-based The...

  • The Hidden Co$t ofJewish Education

    By Jane Ulman

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My husband Larry and I could be creating a retirement portfolio, renting a vacation villa in Tuscany or buying badly needed furniture.

    Instead, we are investing in our four sons, ages 10, 12, 14 and 17. More specifically, we are investing in their Jewish education by shelling out a...

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